Dana Nichols

Dana Nichols – Editor

I’m a proofreader working in health, lifestyle, travel, and architecture/design. Degree in print journalism. Bestseller experience.


Hi! I'm a friendly proofreader, a native of Los Angeles, and graduate of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. My professional career has focused on travel/hospitality, health/lifestyle, and arts/architecture/design. In addition to being a proofreader I have been a magazine writer, newspaper writer, copywriter, public relations writer, and communications director. Most recently, I proofread the bestseller "Real Food for Pregnancy," which is a "must-read for any woman or health professional interested in prenatal nutrition."

I love working with new authors and enjoy going through their book as the final step in their editing process. I want authors to have the confidence that their book is error-free and polished before it goes out to the world.


"You did an amazing job. Your eye for detail is incredible!" -- L. Hendrickson-Jack

"An A-Class editor." --R. Miles

"Your input made a big difference in the quality of the book." -- D. Wickens

"Working with you has been a delight. You are always so organized, decisive, and professional to work with." --H. Lentini

"Thank you again for all the work you have done for us." -- V. Pedroza
Business & Management Design Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Travel
English (US)

Work experience

AUX Architecture

Jan, 2018 — Jan, 2022 (about 4 years)

Oversaw written communications for a mid-size architecture firm in Los Angeles.

Communication Arts + Design, Inc.

Jan, 2013 — Jul, 2015 (over 2 years)

Public relations for design, architecture and the arts in Los Angeles.


Jul, 2008 — Present

Freelance Journalist, Copywriter, Web Writer, PR Writer


Jul, 2008 — Present

Proofread and wrote copy for various clients including Made Goods (furniture/decor), Mono County Tourism (travel), Frederick's of Hollywood (fashion/retail), Grand Pacific Palisades Resort (hospitality), Sheraton Carlsbad (hospitality), AR4T Gallery (art/design) and more.

Mammoth Resorts

Jul, 2004 — Jul, 2008 (about 4 years)

Oversaw the written voice of a resort that attracts 1.2 million visitors annually, with amenities including two ski areas, four hotels, restaurants, golf course, and a mountain bike park.

The Daily Trojan

Jan, 2001 — Jun, 2002 (over 1 year)

Editor of daily student newspaper with circulation of 15,000.

Dana has 4 reviews





Gus I.

Gus I.

Apr, 2024

This experience was smooth and professional. I appreciated all the different choices and inputs. Would highly recommend.
Michael S.

Michael S.

Jun, 2023

I highly recommend Dana. Dana goes the extra mile to understand your topic, communicate with you, and provide the edits in an easy to follow format. Dana met all deadlines and was extremely easy to deal with. I couldn't have done it without Dana. It would be wise to consider her for your next project!!!
Dan W.

Dan W.

Dec, 2022

I wouldn’t change a single thing about my experience working with Dana. Her proofreading and copy editing made a tremendous difference in the readability of my first book. Her review was objective and thorough, and I learned a lot from our collaboration. She’s friendly, professional, and talented. One thing I particularly enjoyed was that she wanted to understand my intended tone, audience, and...
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Nicholas G.

Nicholas G.

Dec, 2022

Dana was super professional to work with, she exceeded my expectations, met all of our agreed upon deadlines, her command of the English language is impressive, will hire her for all of my future projects!!

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